Asia 2023

AI Health Highway have developed AiSteth, a smart stethoscope, to screen, detect, and predict cardiorespiratory disorders. Proficiency in identifying normal/abnormal heart sounds, a process taking 2-7 years for healthcare professionals, is streamlined with a smart stethoscope and a mobile app.

AI Health Highway

The cloud-based intelligence, boasting a sensitivity of 98.34% and specificity of 99.73%, employs state-of-the-art AI/ML models for early diagnosis.

Operating under the name AirVu, this leading platform seamlessly merges virtual reality (VR) with generative AI to transform healthcare knowledge into immersive human experiences. AirV Labs specializes in high-stakes training, tele-consulting, tele-monitoring, health professional onboarding, and patient education.

AirV Labs

Their solutions include AirVu Creator, an industry-first VR content creation tool, AirVu Consult, a secure VR tele-consulting tool, and the AirGen platform, a fully generative AR/VR solution with applications in healthcare and corporate training. Developed over six years by co-founder Dr. Kesh Kesavadas, their core patented technology, AirVu platform, serves a diverse customer base globally.

Known as Emvolio, Blackfrog Technologies presents a portable, battery-powered refrigeration device addressing vaccine cold-chain challenges. Designed to maintain a pre-set temperature for over 12 hours, Emvolio combats vaccine wastage, fights diseases like COVID-19, and improves vaccination coverage in remote regions.

Blackfrog Technologies

With continuous monitoring capabilities and the ability to store data for up to 2 years, Emvolio offers an efficient solution to the lack of cold-chain management in tropical and sub-tropical countries.

BrainSightAI's VoxelBox, a cloud-based platform, facilitates multi-modal, non-invasive analysis of the brain's functional and structural architecture. The platform aids in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neurodegenerative disorders.

Brainsight AI

BrainSightAI, with its neuroinformatics platform, utilizes 3D multimodal imaging, AI, and ML to assist clinicians in presurgical planning, reducing the time to diagnose neuropsychiatric disorders and enhancing the functional quality of life for patients after treatment.

CareMother

CareMother operates as a connected devices and software platform dedicated to maternal, newborn, and women’s health. It addresses the challenges of providing quality care and expert availability for pregnancy and women’s care services in the developing world. With a primary focus on preventive approaches, they have developed early detection mechanisms using high-risk, AI-powered medical devices and remote patient monitoring solutions. Their comprehensive point-of-care devices kit, designed for prenatal checkups at the last mile, includes frontline worker apps equipped with high-risk stratification and referral structures.

In terms of impact, CareMother facilitates real-time monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) across a dashboard for all stakeholders involved. The implementation of their solutions has demonstrated a noteworthy reduction in high-risk pregnancies by 30%, accompanied by a decrease in preterm and low birth weight cases. The positive outcomes of their initiatives have reached over 300,000 expecting mothers, with 1500+ frontline workers trained and the engagement of 1000+ healthcare providers spanning across four or more countries.

Marbles introduces Ease, a portable brain stimulation device coupled with Cognitive Emotional Training (CET) activities specifically designed for depression. Complemented by personalized digital programs addressing anxiety, sleep problems, and depression, Marbles provides a comprehensive solution for neuro-psychiatric conditions.

Marbles

The Marbles App, incorporating tools based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), yoga, and mindfulness, enhances well-being and mental health. This approach to treatment ensures accessibility, scalability, and increased speed and efficacy, particularly in low- and middle-income areas.

For an extended period, molecular diagnostics has been confined to large central laboratories, imposing logistical and technical challenges that lead to increased costs and delayed results. Molbio's Truelab Real-Time Quantitative Micro PCR system revolutionizes this landscape by bringing PCR technology directly to the point-of-care. This innovative approach democratizes access to molecular diagnostics, reaching all levels of healthcare, from primary centers to non-laboratory settings and even in the field. With a diverse menu of assays for infectious diseases, this rapid and portable technology enables early and accurate diagnosis, initiating correct treatment at the first point of contact.

Molbio

The system, which operates on disease-specific Truenat microchips, ensures rapid results, typically within 35-40 minutes. The platform, featuring wireless data transfer capability, represents a paradigm shift in the global fight against infectious diseases. In terms of impact, the portability of TruNat PCR allows testing to be conducted in various settings, including remote and resource-limited areas. This capability enables quick identification and containment of viruses. The speed and reliability of TruNat PCR play a crucial role in improving access to testing, expediting diagnosis, and facilitating early treatment, thereby contributing significantly to the mitigation of the spread of COVID-19 and the saving of lives.

NadiTarangini stands as the world's inaugural portable pulse (nadi) monitoring device, meticulously gauging inner health and metabolism. This groundbreaking diagnostic system furnishes an accurate pulse report comprising 22 Ayurvedic parameters with over 85% accuracy, accompanied by a personalized corrective plan for diet and lifestyle based on Ayurvedic principles. Atreya Innovations Private Limited, based in Pune, collaborates with global Ayurvedic experts, aligning with renowned Ayurvedic principles.

Naditarangini

Their in-house lab, recognized by the Government’s DSIR, focuses on evidence-based scientific validation for Ayurveda. Emphasizing the priority of personalized health solutions to prevent non-communicable disorders, they advocate the coexistence and collaboration of Ayurveda and modern science. NadiTarangini, installed in over 600 Ayurveda clinics, colleges, government centers, and research institutes, has diagnosed 225,000+ patients, contributing to health and happiness through digital nadi pariksha.

Niramai, a deep tech startup from India, introduces an affordable and accessible breast cancer screening test that is non-touch, portable, and radiation-free, catering to women of all ages. In response to breast cancer being the top diagnosed cancer in women globally, Niramai's Thermalytix utilizes Artificial Intelligence over thermal imaging to detect breast cancer.

Niramai

This non-contact, non-invasive, and privacy-aware test ensures patient-friendly screening, avoiding breast compression or pain. The impact extends to over 120+ centers in India and Kenya, screening 55,000+ women. Thermalytix, with European CE Mark and US FDA clearance, presents an end-to-end managed solution for hospitals and diagnostic centers, offering affordability, accessibility, and efficiency in breast cancer detection.

Pragmatech Solutions introduces the CERVICHECK™ Assay, a field-deployable point-of-care solution for accurate detection of pre-cancerous lesions. Aimed at addressing the significant issue of cervical cancer in India, this assay enables immediate treatment with a clinically actionable result, countering the alarming mortality rates. Cervical cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality among women in India, necessitates mass-scale screening for prevention.

Pragmatech Solutions

The CERVICHECK™ Kit, with self-sampling capabilities and point-of-care detection, brings technological innovations to enhance accessibility and effectiveness. The impact is reflected in the early detection of cervical cancer, allowing cost-efficient procedures and reducing the burden of tertiary cancer care.

PrimaKu addresses critical challenges in child health in Indonesia through its innovative community-based parenting ecosystem. Facing issues such as undernourishment, stunting, insufficient vaccination coverage, and children not reaching their growth potential, PrimaKu connects parents, pediatricians, and health facilities through its digital platform.

PrimaKu

As a pioneer in digital child health apps in Indonesia, PrimaKu collaborates with the Indonesia Pediatric Society, serving as a key expert in child health. With over 1.2 million users nationwide and a significant impact on child health and development, PrimaKu improves child growth conditions and prevents malnutrition, endorsed by the Minister of Health Indonesia.

Qure AI revolutionizes healthcare by leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance medical image reading accuracy, provide faster diagnoses, and improve patient outcomes globally. Their solutions aid early diagnosis of pulmonary diseases, neurocritical ailments, heart failure, and critical care coordination.

Qure AI

When patients visit the clinic, Qure AI processes scan results using AI, subsequently validated by a radiologist. Abnormal scans prompt further diagnosis, showcasing Qure AI's commitment to advancing healthcare accessibility and affordability worldwide.

In response to Indonesia's mental health challenges, Riliv emerges as a comprehensive mental health app addressing disorders like depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Riliv offers online and offline therapy, meditation, self-guided journals, and self-assessment tools.

Riliv

Making strides in mental wellness, Riliv's social media campaigns reach 50 million people annually, boasting over 120 million yearly organic impressions and a dedicated following of 1 million supporters. With tailored programs for employee mental wellness and over 900,000 counseling sessions, Riliv is reshaping mental health in Indonesia.

Selco Foundation, in collaboration with the IKEA Foundation, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and State Health Missions, initiates 'Energy for Health,' a groundbreaking program strengthening public health infrastructure through solar energy.

Selco Foundation

This first-of-a-kind initiative targets 25,000 healthcare facilities in 12 states by 2026, integrating sustainable solar energy solutions and efficient medical equipment. With an initial funding of €48 million from the IKEA Foundation, the program aims to add ~100MW of solar energy capacity, mitigate over 3 million tonnes of CO2e emissions, and improve healthcare for over 170 million people.

In response to Indonesia's mental health challenges, Riliv emerges as a comprehensive mental health app addressing disorders like depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Riliv offers online and offline therapy, meditation, self-guided journals, and self-assessment tools.

Urban Naps

Making strides in mental wellness, Riliv's social media campaigns reach 50 million people annually, boasting over 120 million yearly organic impressions and a dedicated following of 1 million supporters. With tailored programs for employee mental wellness and over 900,000 counseling sessions, Riliv is reshaping mental health in Indonesia.